Catherine West MP said: "The streets of London are being plagued by an epidemic of violent crime. Under this Tory Government we have seen our public services cut to the bone. These crippling cuts, whether they be to policing budgets, youth services, school exclusion services or border forces, have allowed gangs to prosper in our communities.
It’s an issue I’ve already raised in Parliament and the previous Home Secretary Amber Rudd promised a meeting. I’m pursuing this with the new Home Secretary Sajid Javid, and I’ll be using it to urge him to cancel the further £325 million in cuts the Metropolitan Police is expected to make by 2021.